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Challenger Approaches: Heather Joins the Lab!

Heather Phillips first year graduate student in Plant biology officially joins the Specht lab! She did undergraduate at UC Davis followed by a Masters at the University of Bath wow! She is bringing a strong  developmental genetics background to the field of floral evolution and development. Specifically she is interested in floral fusion and the origin of novelty. She’ll be using a combination of genetics and statistical phylogenetics  to ask cool questions! She is currently working with Matthew Wilmann at the Plant Transformation facilities setting up Musa and Canna transformation. She is a great addition to the lab! Welcome Heather!

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